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Respiratory impairment persists for weeks post-discharge in hospitalised COVID-19 patients

Many patients who contract COVID-19 have detectable lung dysfunction 12 weeks after hospital discharge, results have suggested.

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Addition of baricitinib to mainstay of treatment improves signs and symptoms of atopic dermatitis, study findsSubscription

Adding the oral selective Janus kinase 1 and 2 inhibitor, baricitinib, to topical corticosteroid treatment significantly improves the signs and symptoms of moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis, a phase III study in JAMA Dermatology has suggested.

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Personalised medicine approach could benefit people with asthmaSubscription

Prescribing asthma treatment based on genetic differences could improve outcomes, results presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress have suggested.

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Gaps between clinical guidelines and practice for lipid management in Europe, researchers findSubscription

Less than 60% of patients receiving lipid-lowering therapy achieve the low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels set out in European guidelines.

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Honey effective at relieving URTI symptoms, analysis concludesSubscription

Honey is superior to usual care for improving symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection symptoms, researchers have concluded.

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Novel once-daily fixed-dose ICS–LABA improves lung function over ICS monotherapy, research findsSubscription

A once-daily fixed-dose combination of inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting β2-adrenoceptor agonist significantly improved lung function over inhaled corticosteroids alone, a phase III study has concluded.

Oral therapy abrocitinib effective in moderate to severe atopic dermatitis

Oral therapy abrocitinib is effective in moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitisSubscription

Abrocitinib, an oral Janus kinase 1 selective inhibitor, is effective and well-tolerated in patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis, a study in JAMA Dermatology has suggested.

Prescribing ward round, with pharmacist involvement, cuts errors on paediatric ICU

Prescribing ward round with pharmacist involvement cuts errors on paediatric ICUSubscription

A daily prescribing round in a paediatric intensive care unit led to a reduction in prescribing errors and overall time spent on medicines queries and prescribing.

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